You want to be on 40 mgs of pred. When I was on 40 mgs of pred, I was suffering from mega-colon. Blood was coming out of me like pee, and I was passing a ton of blood clots.
Ask your GI where the inflammation is located. Chances are that it's near the rectum. That's where most colon inflammation starts. If so, ask for rectal 5-ASAs.
BTW, he probably put you on pred, because you seem very anxious about
your symptoms and he thought the pred would get rid of your flare quickly. Plus, you might not even have found out about
the nasty side effects. One happy customer.
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